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Tombrick Garden

07 June 2009 15:55:18
Tombrick Garden

Tombrick Garden

I made it to Walter Kelly's garden in Tombrick today. This is just around the corner from me so I really had no excuse for not getting there sooner.

It is lovely. What a dense planting - the number of plants in Walter's garden is phenomenal. He told me that, because of the denseness of planting he only has to spend an hour a week weeding. I see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Highlights for the kids were the ornamental foul at the beautiful duck pond. Also when Sammy touched an electric fence and the shock passed through him into his brother and father as they were all holding hands. They thought this was hilarious.

Highlight for me, after visiting the garden and getting advice from Walter, was a few purchases - a large Cunningham White Rhododendron, Catalpa Tree, Viburnum Snowball, Libertia, Diacentra Alba & Red Salvia. All very reasonably priced.


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Monkells Monkells 07 June 2009 16:43:40

Looks beautiful.


Ternie Ternie 07 June 2009 17:10:13

Sounds great! You are lucky to have such garden almost next door!


ClaireE ClaireE 08 June 2009 22:06:54

I had never heard of that garden... It seems beautiful!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 13 June 2010 08:03:34

Rachel think he has his open day for Charity on Sunday 20th went last year, hoping to go again this year (as it's Fathers Day anyway the kids can't complain?)  did you get a Catalpa bignoides Rachel?


Rachel Rachel 13 June 2010 20:28:48

Hi Bill, just back from Donegal and trying to catch up. Thank you for the tip off. I will try to go down next Sunday although we may have guests. Maybe they can come too. I assumed the plant was the Catalpa that can be pollarded and I am ashamed to say I only planted the poor thing last month!!! It put on a nice bit of new growth after our cold winter and that prompted me to love it again : )


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